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Chancery Notices 25 January 2016

I. DIOCESAN COMMITTEE FOR BIOETHICS

Cardinal John TONG has appointed/reappointed the following to be committee members for a two-year term, effective 1 September 2015 retroactively:

Dr. Peter AU-YEUNG Kar-kit, Chairperson
Rev. Robert NG, SJ, Ecclesiastical Adviser
Rev. John RUSSELL, SJ, Ecclesiastical Adviser
Professor Rosie YOUNG, Medical Adviser
Mr. Erik SHUM Sze-man, Legal Adviser
Dr. KU Kwok-hung
Ms. Elaine LAM Yee-li
Ms. Josephine LO Wai-ling
Dr. Michael POON Chi-ming
Ms. Judy TIN Mi-kuen
Dr. Kenneth TSANG Hing-lim
Mrs. Agnes WONG FUNG Yuk-tong
Mr. Michael WOO Chi-ho
Dr. Jonas YEUNG Hon-ming
Dr. Robert YUEN Kar-ngai

II. JUSTICE AND PEACE COMMISSION OF THE HONG KONG CATHOLIC DIOCESE
The following current members will serve until 31 December 2016:
Rev. Louis HA, Ecclesiastical Adviser
Mr. Erik SHUM, Legal Adviser
Rev. Carlos CHEUNG, SDB
Bro. William NG Wei-lit, OFM
Mr. Porson CHAN Lok-shun
Ms. Jacinta CHOW Choi-wan
Ms. Doris LAW Suk-yi
Ms. Susanna LEE wing-yin
Mr. Zacchaeus LI Cheuk-yin
Ms. Jackie NG Siu-lin
Mr. Francis TANG Chi-ho

Cardinal John TONG has appointed/reappointed the following as Commission members for a two-year term, effective 1 January 2016 retroactively:
Dr. Paul NG Wai-kit, Chairperson
Mr. Joannes CHUNG Ping-lam
Ms. Biddy KWOK Chu-yee
Ms. Teresa LEE Yuk-Mei
Ms. Raphael WAH Shan

III. APPOINTMENTS

Cardinal John TONG has made the following appointments, effective 20 January 2016:

Bishop Michael YEUNG, VG, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Catholic Truth Society of Hong Kong, in place of Bishop Stephen LEE Bun-sang;

Bishop Joseph HA, VG, Chairperson of Diocesan Commission for Ongoing Formation of the Laity, in place of Bishop Stephen LEE bun-sang;

Rev. Deacon William LI Fook-sung, Chairperson of the Diocesan Pastoral Commission for Marriage and the Family, in place of Bishop Stephen LEE Bun-sang;

Rev. Lawrence LEE, Adviser to the Diocesan Pastoral Commission for Marriage and the Family.

IV. REARRANGED DIVISION OF WORK BETWEEN THE VICARS GENERAL

In view of the appointment of Bishop Stephen LEE Bun-sang as Bishop of the Diocese of Macau, the division of administrative and pastoral responsibilities between the three Vicars General, as delegated by Cardinal John TONG, will be rearranged (changes underlined) as follows with effect from 20 January 2016 ──

Bishop Michael YEUNG Ming-cheung

Bishop Michael YEUNG, apart from his offices as Chairperson of the Council and of the Board of Management under Caritas-Hong Kong, and his work related to the three hospitals run by Caritas-Hong Kong, will have the following responsibilities:

Administration of the Bishop’s Office
Chairperson of Commission for the Ongoing Formation of the Clergy
Applications for Long-term Vacation Leave/ Further Studies of Diocesan Clergy
Chairperson of Board of Directors of the Catholic Truth Society of Hong Kong
Chairperson of Steering Group for Co-operation between Caritas and Parishes
Chairperson of Diocesan Commission for Pastoral Services to Filipino Migrants
Chairperson of Diocesan Ecumenical Commission
Co-ordination of the work of each of the following diocesan bodies or communities:
8.1 Diocesan Computerised Records Centre
8.2 Pastoral Ministry to Ethnic Communities
8.3 Diocesan Catechetical Commission / Centre
8.4 Diocesan Commission for Pastoral Services to the Disabled and Diocesan Pastoral Centre for the Disabled
8.5 Diocesan Commission for Hospital Pastoral Care and Hospital Chaplaincies
8.6 Diocesan Commission for Interreligious Dialogue
8.7 The Hong Kong Catholic Board of Communications
8.8 Hong Kong Catholic Social Communications Office
8.9 Diocesan Audio-Visual CentreDiocesan Weeklies (Kung Kao Po/
8.10 Sunday Examiner)
8.11 Apostleship of the Sea
8.12 Airport Chaplaincy
Bishop Joseph HA Chi-shing, OFM

Bishop Joseph HA, OFM, apart from his office as Rector of the Holy Spirt Seminary, will have the following responsibilities:

Chairperson of Diocesan Vocations Commission
Chairperson of Diocesan Commission for Ongoing Formation of the Laity
Convener of Diocesan Committee for Mission Sunday Celebration
Convener of Ad Hoc Committee for Diocesan year-long celebrations with specific themes
Co-ordination of the work of each of the following diocesan bodies:
5.1 Matters related to Religious Institutes, Societies of Apostolic Life and Personal Prelature
5.2 Diocesan Pastoral Commission for Marriage and the Family
5.3 Diocesan Committee for Bioethics
5.4 Diocesan Youth Commission
5.5 Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese
5.6 Hong Kong Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs and Diocesan Pastoral Centres for Workers
Rev. Dominic CHAN Chi-ming

Rev. Dominic CHAN, apart from his office as Parish Priest of the Cathedral Parish, will have the following responsibilities:

Chairperson of Diocesan Commission for the Permanent Diaconate and Director of Formation for Permanent Deacons
Chairperson of Diocesan Commission for Health Care of the Clergy and Religious
Chairperson of Diocesan Board of Catholic Cemeteries
Funerals of Diocesan Clergy
Diocesan Annual Celebration for Jubilarians
Co-ordination of Chinese Language and Cantonese Dialect Course for foreign priests, seminarians and men / women religious newly arrived in Hong Kong
Chairperson of Board of Directors of Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong Laity Formation Fund
Convener of Diocesan Committee in support of Parochial Social Concern Committees
Chairperson Management Committee of Cathedral Compound
Co-ordination of the work of each of the following diocesan bodies or communities:
10.1 Parish Matters
10.2 Prison Chaplaincies and related Lay Apostolates
10.3 Diocesan Liturgy Commission
10.4 Diocesan Sacred Music Commission
10.5 Diocesan Building and Development Commission
10.6 Hong Kong Catholic Biblical Association
10.7 Small Communities of Faith
10.8 Contact with Hong Kong Central Council of Catholic Laity
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Notes:

The following matters will be handled by Cardinal John TONG himself:
1.1 Applications and Extensions of Visas for Clergy and Members of Religious Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life at the Immigration Department and Consulates
1.2 Matters related to the Holy Spirit Seminary, the Holy Spirit Seminary College of Theology and Philosophy or the Holy Spirit Study Centre
The Episcopal Delegate for Education, Sr. Cecilia Wong, FDCC, will be responsible for co-ordinating the work of all the diocesan bodies related to Catholic education, including the Hong Kong Catholic Board of Education, the Hong Kong Catholic Education Development Committee and the Central Management Committee for Diocesan Schools.
Given at the Chancery Office,
25 January 2016.

Rev. Lawrence LEE
Chancellor

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